Scotland is a small country with a big personality. From historic castles and rugged coastlines to whisky distilleries and world-class golf courses, Scotland has something for everyone. If you’re planning a trip to Scotland and want to make the most of your time, consider embarking on a 7-day road trip itinerary that will take you through some of the country’s most beautiful and fascinating regions.
Edinburgh and The Highlands
Begin your journey in Edinburgh, Scotland’s capital city. Spend a day exploring the city’s historic Old Town, which includes landmarks like Edinburgh Castle, the Royal Mile, and St Giles’ Cathedral. In the evening, head to one of the city’s many pubs or restaurants for some traditional Scottish fare.
The next day, hit the road towards the Scottish Highlands. On your way north, stop at Stirling Castle and Loch Lomond National Park. Once you arrive in the Highlands, spend some time exploring picturesque towns like Pitlochry and Aviemore before settling in for the night.
Isle of Skye
The Isle of Skye is one of Scotland’s most popular destinations thanks to its stunning landscapes and rich cultural heritage. Spend two days on Skye exploring its many natural wonders like The Quiraing, Old Man of Storr, Fairy Pools and Talisker Distillery.
After leaving Skye behind head towards West Coast where you can visit Eilean Donan Castle in Dornie before driving through Glen Shiel to reach Applecross Peninsula with its stunning views across Inner Sound towards Raasay Island.
Loch Ness and Cairngorms National Park
On your final two days venture further into Cairngorms National Park where you can go hiking or skiing depending on season. You can also explore the famous Loch Ness and visit Urquhart Castle. End your trip with a visit to one of Scotland’s many whisky distilleries before returning to Edinburgh.
A 7-day Scottish road trip itinerary is the perfect way to experience all that Scotland has to offer. From Edinburgh’s historic Old Town to the rugged landscapes of the Highlands and Isle of Skye, this itinerary will take you on an unforgettable journey through some of Scotland’s most beautiful regions. Whether you’re interested in history, culture, or outdoor adventures, Scotland has something for everyone.
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